20 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From Stranger Things

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Mike was originally meant to have a large birthmark on his face.


Yes, there were a lot of changes between the OG concept of Stranger Things and the final product we saw on Netflix. One of the initial ideas was that Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) was supposed to have a birthmark on his cheek. After playing around with the concept, The Duffer brothers nixed the idea. Finn confirmed the fact himself saying in the Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down book, “My original character had a big birthmark on his face. That was a story point, but they ended up removing it because they thought that us being natural was [better.]” Just think of the fan theories that a distinctive mark like that could have spawned.

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